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Fabulous Carrot Cake

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  • 1 cn (20 ounce) crushed pineapple in syrup
  • 1/2 lb Butter softened
  • 1 Cut packed brown sugar
  • 1 c Granulated sugar
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1 lb Carrots; peeled, trimmed and shredded
  • 1 c Raisins
  • 2 ts Vanilla
  • 3 c Flour
  • 2 ts Baking soda
  • 1 ts Ground cinnamon
  • ts Ground ginger
  • 1/2 ts Salt
  • 1 pk (8-ounce) cream cheese; softened
  • 1/4 lb Butter; softened
  • tb Fresh lemon juice
  • 1 ts Fresh grated lemon peel
  • 1 1/2 c Sifted confectioners' sugar


Time: About 1 1/2 hours (without frosting)
Drain pineapple well, pressing out excess syrup with back of spoon. Cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs until blended. Beat in pineapple, carrots, raisins and vanilla. Combine flour, soda, cinnamon, ginger and salt. Beat small amount of dry ingredients into pineapple mixture until well blended. Pour into greased and floured 13x9 inch baking pan. Bake in pre-heated 350-degree over for 50 to 60 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool completely. Makes 20 servings.
Note: Cake can be frosted if it is to be eaten soon; otherwise, serve it plain. Frosting will melt and may even spoil if kep unrefrigerated for several hours in warm weather.
Cream cheese frosting: Cream cheese and butter until light and fluffy. Beat in lemon juice and peel. Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar until well blended and smooth.
Posted to recipelu-digest by on Feb 15, 1998